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  • Summary: Assume the role of Franklin Fargo, an unassuming physics professor who has led a bitter existence ever since his fiancée died in a holdup in which he was intended to be the victim. One morning, he wakes up in the middle of an abandoned scientific facility. His only link with the outsideAssume the role of Franklin Fargo, an unassuming physics professor who has led a bitter existence ever since his fiancée died in a holdup in which he was intended to be the victim. One morning, he wakes up in the middle of an abandoned scientific facility. His only link with the outside world is a voice that calls him "Subject 13". Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jun 10, 2015
    78
    The feeling Subject 13 finally leaves is that it meets the expectations of its 647 backers, as well as those of anybody else who has previously played one of Cuisset's games. It may not be the adventure game that will charm the majority of casual gamers, nor the one that mainstream reviewers will appreciate, but it's dedicated to true fans of the genre, due to the smart and difficult enough puzzles it includes. It won't disappoint them.
  2. Jun 29, 2015
    70
    Subject 13 as a whole is thoughtfully challenging. I can see it working really well for casual and hardcore puzzle fans alike as it intermingles timeless puzzles with original concepts. Despite the storyline having some slightly cheesy and generic moments, it was intriguing enough to keep me interested and engaged.
  3. Jun 12, 2015
    65
    The narrative is interesting, the puzzles are fun to tackle, if a little too simple and yet, if there was just a lot more content and if everything was a little more polished, we would be looking at a great game heavy with recommendation, rather than a good one laden with caveats.
  4. Jun 12, 2015
    60
    It could be a suspenseful mystery adventure. But then the old-fashioned puzzles and weak storytelling get in the way.
  5. Jun 13, 2015
    60
    While there are plenty of familiar puzzles to keep players occupied, Subject 13‘s mediocre plot and characterization can’t elevate the experience to the well-rounded adventure it had the potential to be.
  6. Jun 11, 2015
    52
    An old style adventures that will captivate casual gamers but that cannot compete with the classics: Paul Cuisset signature led to higher expectations.
  7. Sep 10, 2015
    45
    It’s a good thing that Subject 13 is astonishingly short, otherwise we could have had another Moebius on our hands. The game could have won people over with its story, but the writer had given up halfway through, and the rest is just not worth your time.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Aug 2, 2020
    2
    Yet another game with an absolutely useless waste of a user interface.

    An escape-the-room type, mouse-only, despite its release on several
    Yet another game with an absolutely useless waste of a user interface.

    An escape-the-room type, mouse-only, despite its release on several consoles.

    You can't save. That's some crap they didn't forget to keep from consoles.

    The mouse uses a maintained pressing and multiple clicking scheme, for no reason other than to be humiliated by what simplicity and elegance older games have offered.

    Tutorial explains how to achieve an action, but the text disappears before you finish reading.

    Doesn't matter: Restart the game so as to read again; what is explained actually doesn't work.

    Nothing can be achieved with he left button.

    The right button sometimes gives you 5 degrees of rotation freedom. Five. It's so tiny, so pointless, so cheap, so unimpressive... why did they even bother?

    That's from the guy who made Flashback 30 years ago? Well, senility came early.
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